Re: I'm an old fashioned guy
"I prefer my TVs dumb. I am using a TV decoder anyway and don't need the TV for anything but display."
I have a 'smart' TV - but it's used as an ordinary TV. I get my TV service via my VirginMedia box, and Netflix either through that or via my Amazon Fire Stick.
If TV makers want to improve their hardware, they should stick to that - the hardware. Do things like adding more/better connectivity - which includes putting certain sockets in more accessible places!